Category Archives for "Wetsuit Advice"

What to Wear Under Wetsuits to Look Like a Pro?

What to Wear Under Wetsuits to Look Like a Pro?

You’re not alone in wondering what to wear under wetsuits! Online forums are filled with people asking the same question repeatedly, and everyone has something different to add as it will entirely depend on where you’re diving or surfing, who you’re with, and what will make you feel comfortable. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together […]

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How Well Do Wetsuits Work in Cold Water?

How Well Do Wetsuits Work in Cold Water?

Wetsuits are specifically designed to insulate you against the cold ocean temperatures but how well do wetsuits work in cold water? Wearing the right wetsuit will allow you to dive, surf, or swim in waters with temperatures so low that they can kill. The only more complete protection against cold water is a dry suit, […]

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Do Wetsuits Shrink?

Do Wetsuits Shrink?

Wetsuits are made from a synthetic rubber called neoprene but the real question is do wetsuits shrink. Due to the composition of neoprene, your wetsuit can shrink. Your wetsuit needs to be extremely form fitting, with some professionals resorting to rash guards and a layer of sunscreen to help them slide into their tight-fitting suit. […]

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Are Wetsuits Waterproof?

Are Wetsuits Waterproof?

You have probably asked yourself a few times are wetsuits waterproof. It is a common misunderstanding that wetsuits are waterproof, when in actuality they are designed to get you wet. A wetsuit is designed to keep you warm while regulating your temperature using your own body heat. They also protect you against abrasions and cuts. […]

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Why are Wetsuits Black?

Why are Wetsuits Black?

The color of your wetsuit is very important for more than just visual reasons, so why are wetsuits black? Wetsuits are black mainly due to UV resistance and the low cost of coloring neoprene. Yet, the color black holds many inherent benefits, making it the optimal choice for any wetsuit. From keeping you warmer to […]

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Front Zip vs. Back Zip Wetsuit

Front Zip vs. Back Zip Wetsuit

There are a lot of ‘either/or’ questions that those who take part in water sports ask in relation to wetsuits. Rent one or buy, oil-based neoprene or limestone based, and the subject of this article – should you use a wetsuit with a front zip, or one with a zip on the back? A poll […]

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Renting vs. Buying a Wetsuit

Renting vs. Buying a Wetsuit

The dilemma over whether to rent or buy something is one which exists across a range of niches and products. They include dinner jackets, suits, dresses, tools, bicycles, cars and even your home. There will be advantages and disadvantages to both renting or buying, regardless of the product, and that applies to wetsuits too. There […]

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Are Rental Wetsuits Sanitary?

Are Rental Wetsuits Sanitary?

Wetsuits are used for a vast array of water pastimes, sports, and professional purposes.  While the number of specific activities must run into the hundreds, the number of places where you can obtain a wetsuit to take part in them runs to thousands of outlets, websites and stores. We used the word ‘obtain,’ rather than […]

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